Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is here with your NXT Recap Edition.
This week's NXT took place at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. "Double A" Austin Aries, took on Angelo Dawkins in a one on one match. Alexa Bliss battled Tessa Blanchard, who is the daughter of Four Horsemen legend, Tully Blanchard. Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa battled The Vaudevillains in tag team action. Baron Corbin faced Tucker Knight in one on one action. Bayley took on Liv Morgan in Women's Division action. The main event saw Shinsuke Nakamura battle Tye Dillinger.
*** NXT ***
Winner: Austin Aries, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Samoa Joe wants another shot at Finn Balor and the NXT World Championship. He plans on taking out his anger on Apollo Crews next week.
Winner: Alexa Bliss, by pinfall.
- Backstage, NXT World Champion, Finn Balor says he's curious to see who the next #1 contender will be. Balor plans to keep an eye on Japanese icon, Shinsuke Nakamura, as he figures Nakamura will be coming for Balor's title soon.
Winners: Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa, by submission.
Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Enzo and Big Cass ask NXT World Tag Team Champions, Jason Jordan and Chad Gable for a match. Whether it's non-title or for the titles they'd like to face the champs. Jordan and Gable accept the challenge.
Winner: Bayley, by pinfall.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura, by pinfall.
- This closed out this week's NXT.
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is here with your Smackdown Recap Edition.
This week's Smackdown took place in San Diego, California. MizTV was back this week with WWE Intercontinental Champion, The Miz, and his wife Maryse. The first round of the #1 contenders tag team tournament continued. Baron Corbin battled Zack Ryder one on one. Emma took on Paige in Women's Division action. AJ Styles battled Alberto Del Rio of the League of Nations. In the main event, Chris Jericho battled Sami Zayn in one on one action.
*** Smackdown ***
Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall.
- Paige vs. Emma: The match closes out with Paige landing two side kicks, a high knee and a running knee on Emma for a near fall. Paige places Emma on the ropes, lands some punches and some headbutts. Paige goes for a superplex, but Emma drops Paige head first on the turnbuckle and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Emma, by pinfall.
Winners: Enzo and Big Cass, by pinfall, to advance to the Final Four.
- Backstage, AJ Styles says he's never been in the ring with someone like Roman Reigns, but Reigns has never faced anyone like Styles either. Styles says if he gets the opportunity then he's taking it when he faces Reigns. Alberto Del Rio interrupts and says he wants to face Styles tonight, because he's not impressed with Styles. Del Rio says Styles is all hype and doesn't belong in the WWE. Styles says he's going to let what he does in the ring speak for itself.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Goldust tells R-Truth they're not teaming tonight. Instead he's teaming with Fandango, is kicking Truth to the curb and Fandango now goes by the name Goldango.
The Vaudevillains vs. Goldust and Fandango: The match closes out with Gotch getting an atomic drop from Fandango. Fandango hits a enziguri and a spinning heel kick on Gotch. Goldust clotheslines English to the floor, but English sends Goldust back first into the barricade. Vaudevillians connect with the Whirling Dervish and score the pinfall.
- Winners: The Vaudevillains, by pinfall, to advance to the Final Four.
- Backstage, Chris Jericho says he's had issues with AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose and Sami Zayn since returning. None of them have respect, he's still the best at what he does and reminds us of how he beat Steve Austin and The Rock both in one night.
Winner: Sami Zayn, by DQ.